This 1,326 hour Paramedic Program allows you to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and then apply for state certification. It follows the 2021 National EMS Education Standards.
This program takes anywhere from 9 -months to a year to complete. We prepare students to be competent in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains and to enter the field as a high quality, entry level Paramedic.
The paramedic program runs one time per year, starting in October. This three-phase program consists of:
- 29 weeks or 696 hours of intensive classroom and lab training, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
- A minimum of 270 hours of supervised hospital clinical time
- A minimum of 360 hours of supervised field internship time. Clinical rotations and capstone field internships are available at a number of approved locations.
Credentials obtained: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support.
Course Registration and Application Process
You can register and pay for the application fee online. Enrollment into the Paramedic course is a 4-step process.
- Step 1 includes Meeting all eligibility requirements (listed below) and registering for the application fee.
- Step 2 includes completion and submission of the application and required documentation that is emailed to you upon registration.
- Step 3 includes a computer-based test that includes reading comprehension, Basic EMT, anatomy and physiology, mathematics, and a personality assessment.
- Step 4, if selected, includes an in-person panel interview.
Applications for this course are accepted in the application window from March 1 -June 30. Applicants must be available for testing in July and interviews in August should they be selected.
A maximum of 26 students will be accepted on a competitive basis.
Paramedic Program Application Window: March 1 – June 30
Applicant Computer Based Testing: July 1 – 30
Applicant Panel Interviews: August 1 – 20
Acceptance Letters Sent Out: August 21-31
Program Start Date: 3rd Week of October each year
Paramedic Program Outcomes
CAAHEP-Accredited Paramedic Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2021.
- The success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam= 100%.
- The positive placement rate for graduates = 100%.
- The retention rate = 70.6%.
For a full list of school accreditation information, policies and procedures, download a current copy of the School Policy Manual.
Course Tuition and Projected Fees
NOTE: These expenses are to help the paramedic student anticipate some of the costs associated with the Health Training Paramedic Program. It is an estimate only and does not include the expenses associated with incidentals, travel, etc. These expenses are subject to change without notice.
Application Fee: $50
Textbook Bundle (required): $1350
Lab Fees: $650
Anticipated Program Expenses= $13,880
Books and Lab Fees are due upon acceptance into the program. The remaining balance is can be paid over a 24-month period with no fees or interest. Payment plans are set up at day 1 of class. This program is eligible for veterans to use their GI Bill® to cover the cost of the program.
The Providence St. Luke's Rehabilitation Medical Center Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Washington State Program Approval Information
Health Training is a Washington State-Approved EMS Training Program with a training program credential number of 60114613-PRO. For questions or concerns, please contact Washington State Department of Health: Dawn Felt at 360-236-2842 or send an email.
This school is also licensed under Chapter 28C.10 RCW. The Paramedic program is approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.
Students have the opportunity to earn a maximum of 44 credits for prior learning to be used to meet partial requirements for a Bachelor Paramedicine Degree from Central Washington University.
Testing and Certification
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion which will allow the student to take the National Registry of EMTs cognitive computer adaptive test (CAT). Successful completion of the national examination will then allow the students to complete the Washington State Department of Health Paramedic Certification Application Packet.
To register with the National Registry of EMTs visit nremt.org.
View the Washington State Department of Health's Paramedic Certification Requirements
- Submit completed Paramedic Program application packet in its entirety along with a $50 application fee. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
- Pass a Federal criminal background check. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon an acceptable report from this agency.
- Submit a valid driver’s license or state issued identification.
- Submit evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent.
- Submit high school, GED, or any post high school transcripts (i.e. technical school, college).
- Submit a copy of current state EMT and/or National Registry Basic certificate or advanced level certificates. At the time the application is submitted the applicant must have at least one year experience as a certified EMT, or equivalent prehospital experience.
- Submit a copy of a current American Heart Association BLS Provider card.
- Submit one letter of reference from the applicant’s immediate supervisor.
- Submit a written or typed essay describing the applicant's EMS experience. The essay must be 500 words or less.
Upon Acceptance into the Program Applicants Must (All acceptance is contingent on completion of these requirements):
- Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a 200 level anatomy and physiology course or the Corexcel online course. Use this link to take the Corexcel online anatomy and physiology course.
- Submit evidence of successful completion (grade of C+ or better) of a medical terminology course or successful completion of the Corexcel online program. Use this link to take the Corexcel online medical terminology course.
The decision to accept an applicant into the Paramedic Program is a competitive process and will be based on the following:
- A complete application packet.
- Applicant’s essay
- Passing the computer-based exam with a minimum of 70%
- A personal interview with the Paramedic Program selection committee
- Successful completion of the anatomy and physiology course (grade of C+ or better)
- Successful completion of the medical terminology course (grade of C+ or better)
- Local applicants with active employment by an ambulance or fire service are given priority for entrance into the Paramedic Program.
All applicants will be notified in writing regarding either their acceptance or their rejection into the Paramedic Program. A wait list will be maintained for the program until the end of the 2nd full week of class.